They are the world’s largest minority, and the only minority group anyone can become a member of at any time.
Disability is a broad term that describes a physical, mental, sensory or cognitive condition
that may limit full participation in life due to environmental or social barriers.
Approximately 15% of the world’s population, or more than 1 billion people, live with a disability. They are the world’s largest minority, and the only minority group anyone can become a member of at any time.
Worldwide, 40% of people have a person with a disability in their immediate circle of friends and family.
In the USA, 56.7 million people live with disabilities, and in Europe, 60 million.
– Rick Hansen Foundation
In the United States labor force participation by person aged 16-64 with a disability is 27.7 % compared to non-disabled participation of 72.8 %.
– US Dept. of Labor